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yesterday still affecting motorists but we begin with howard. quieter this morning than yesterday. this morning it is breezy at times and we have cooler temperatures but really a much calmer day weather wise. let's show you what is happening. we had rain that has exited just over the beaches right now. snow showers in the mountains and in between we are in god shape. 41 here. mid-20s out in oakland in the mountains and 30s elsewhere. locally 39 manassas. 38 dulles and frederick. and andrews is down to 40 with a wind chill of 36. bundle up. a much cooler day today with highs in the mid-40s and a mix of sun and clouds. it will be, as i said, a bit breezy at times. time for traffic. good morning, angie. >> happy tuesday to you. the main problem we are dealing with this morning is a carry over from yesterday. that manhole explosion is taking away lanes on georgia
avenue where it meets criers mill road. losing one lane in both directions. if you are traveling in to virginia crossing the american legion bridge or coming out of it, notice we have a good amount of volume crossing the bridge but no incidents or accidents. we will stick with the beltway but take you to the maryland side of things and show you a live shot from university here as we switch it over. you can see it more volume light here. hardly any traffic passing university and finally wrap it up with a virginia camera for you. 66 eastbound, looks like the lanes are wide open from gainesville to centreville to inside the beltway. back to you. we have breaking news this morning. it raises more safety questions about metro. two metro workers have died after an early morning accident. it happened around 2:00 a.m. near man -- mannakey street. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is at the scene with more.
good morning. >> two metro workers were killed on the tracks just behind me, right over here. it is a mile north of the rockville metro station. one man, 48 years old, was killed on the scene. another man, get this, 68 years old was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and he later died from those injuries. this started shortly before 2:00 a.m. this morning. montgomery county fire and rescue got the call and they reported to the tracks of the next of mannakee street and a mile from the metro station. what happened subpoena a piece of track maintenance equipment, called a prime mover that runs on the tracks overnight struck the two track workers. again, the 48-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. the 68-year-old was taken to the hospital. he, too, later died. now, montgomery county fire and rescue were the first responders and they were the
ones initially investigating the incident but it was deemed an accident. no incidents of foul play or criminal activity so now it has been turned over to metro authority and the ntsb. that's who we are waiting on right now is for ntsb authorities to get here to the scene. what does this mean for you and your morning commute? it is going to mean headaches, that's for sure. ntsb has not even arrived on the scene. so this track is completely blocked off right now. there's quite a few police units here on the scene. it's going to affect the red line during the rush hour commute. but certainly a tragic story took place overnight. two dead. this incident is under investigation and we don't know exactly, exactly what that piece of equipment was doing on the tracks or what it did but we know it was a routine thing that happens you will the time, but no word as to how this happened or how these two metro workers were killed. back to you. >> thank you for the update.
are. there's still no word what caused a manhole cover to shoot the air and crash through a woman's windshield. it happened yesterday afternoon in wheaton. the manhole cover hit the woman when it came through her windshield. she remains in the hospital in serious condition. the blast was so powerful it rocked a nearby school. today a congressional commission is due to issue its report card on terror threats to the united states. this comes days after the airing of a new tape that appears to be from osama bin laden and weeks after the failed christmas day plane bombing. britain raised its terror threat level over the weekend and passengers arriving in the u.s. from u.k. say they experienced much tighter security measures. >> they were frisking everybody before you got on the plane. it takes a lot longer to load and there's just a general sense that things are a little more -- there's more security than there has been in the past. >> reporter: one reason british officials cited for raising the
terror threat status, an unusually high number of people on no fly lists trying to board u.s.-bound flights. a republican who spent a quarter century representing marylanders on captiol hill has died. ma thigh yays died at his home yesterday from complications of parkinsons disease. he found himself at odds with fellow republicans over civil rights. he endorsed president obama days before the election. he was 87 years old. in other police political news the son of vice president biden will not seek a senate seat. a strong republican candidate, former delaware governor recently entered the race. phi after the hour. time for the first "living $mart" report of the morning and digital correspondent
jessica doyle has the preview of the day ahead on wall street. we had a rebound yesterday. >> and investors want more of the same today. more stocks rallying, apple should help with record earnings today as well and they will watch a pair of economic reports, consumer confidence and new home sales. the dow is at 10196 after a gain of 23. the nasdaq surged 6 and the s&p was up by five. apple says it soared to the most profitable quarter ever over the holidays. earnings jumped 50%, sales hit an all-time high. tomorrow apple plans to unveil a product that is rumored to be a tablet style computer. changes include adding more entertainment options in cabins and delta is investigating in upgrades rather than buying new aircraft it will take three years before you see the
changes. >> i like the lie flat beds. i might be able to sleep. >> yeah. new appliances look great in the kitchen we know that but they can save you money, as well. we will talk about that coming up. this morning haiti's president is giving an urgent call for tents. 200,000 tents are needed to house those left in the earthquake. they are having a harder time maintaining order at aid sites a few police fired pepper spray and rubber bullets to keep back crowds but a few broke through any way snatching bags with beans and rice. >> right now we just hire private company to do the best they could so we can save some of the merchandise we have in there. >> reporter: business owners say they have a difficult time to get police to stop looters.
some hired private security guards and demolition companies with their own money in an effort to rebuild their stores without losing everything. prince georges county officials are trying to determine why a crash victim later found to be breathing was first declared dead. it happened in laurel after two vehicles collided. one of them catching fire. a man trapped in the burning vehicle was ruled dead. more than 20 minutes after emergency crews arrived they discovered the man was still alive and they took him to the hospital. he is being treated for life- threatening burns. a new drug may help millions of americans with adult onset diabetes. the story is coming up. plus, tips on what food you can eat to boost your energy level. and the sec wizards player involved in the gun play incident enters a plea. it is 8 after the hour. you are watching 9 news now.
chemical alie has been put to death. she one of the last high profile members of the former resume scream to face punishment. the attorney for the alleged ft. hood shootinger is trying to find out whether his client is competent to stand trial. he cited numerous problems in the military's health care system. an anne arundel county police lieutenant accused of sexting with a teenager girl has been ordered held without bond. prosecutors say the 47-year-old manipulated a 16-year-old in to sending him sexually explicit photographs of herself through a cell phone. a drug to help diabetes patients could be available within weeks. that story is coming up.
plus, they may be used to get around the snow in the middle of the country but a whiteout was too big to handle even for the experts. yesterday spring like and today back to reality. by the end of the week it could be a cold slap in the face. i will tell you about the seven- day forecast. 9 news now returns in just a moment. e bl
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winter blizzard led to near whiteout conditions in iowa yesterday. people were advised to stay indoors and not venture out. despite the warning some drivers came outside and some wound up in a pileup on i-35. the wind chills upper 20s to low 30s below zero. >> oh my goodness. >> dangerous. >> and i saw your seven day a little flake but nothing like whiteout conditions or even the blizzard we had before? >> you know, it's a little early. we really have to watch friday in to saturday. i will tell you that right now. cold air is on the way and low pressure is coming up from the gulf of mexico region. there are signs pointing toward an event. we don't know how big yet. it is way too early and we hope things will change but a little
silence to answer your question because at this point it is early but it certainly bears watching. the forecast the next few days, wednesday 41. low 40s tomorrow and thursday back in the mid-40s and maybe a flurry on wednesday. so thursday is just a flurry. no biggie on thursday. momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, much colder and quieter this morning. mid-30s to low 40s out there. sunrise 7:19. this afternoon we will call it partly sunny, breezy and cooler. mid-40s for a high with a west wind at ten 10 to 15 and partly cloudy and cold tonight. 25 to 30. west wind at five to ten and that's where we should be. yesterday 68 was kind of crazy, right? 41 this morning. cambridge it is 41 in fredericksburg. but a lot of 30s out there from dulles at 38 to culpeper, 34. winchester and hagerstown and
cumberland 34. the winds while they are southwesterly at nine they will be southwest to west today. dew point is 20 and relative humidity 42%. the air has really dried out. watching the cold air from the ohio valley. this extends to the mountains of west virginia, pennsylvania some of western maryland. so if you plan to go skiing toward wisp, ski areas even though they had the rain like we did they will be in good shape here in a while. the fronts are past us. by tomorrow afternoon, another front is coming. the cold air is behind this one. that will be arriving by friday. also from the southwest we will see the moisture moving in. bears watching friday in to saturday. here's the seven-day forecast. we flew past. temperatures will be seasonal the next few days. here's the colder air. look at the highs on friday and saturday, upper 20s to low 30s.
sunday is chilly and monday 40. >> 41 degrees this morning. here's angie. we have a metro alert for you. the fatal accident is affecting riders this morning. shady grove and rockville stations remain closed but there are shuttle buses available between shady grove and twinbrook. so some good news there. move outside and show you 95 northbound. right now no problems to report as you make your way out of fredericksburg to lorton to the mixing bowl. if you are continuing on to 395 heading northbound, no problems. as we switch the camera over, show you the drive in to dc. tracking the tail lights and moving at speed. maybe i won't. maybe we will skip that and take you to 270 southbound. hello, maryland everybody is moving well here. little volume at 111 and finally wrap with the maps in
the wheaton area. this is from yesterday. georgia avenue between dennis and veers mill remains to have one lane shut down due to crews working that manhole explosion from yesterday. now, over to andrea. in the living well headlines a new drug which may help millions of americans living with type two diabetes. the food and drug administration approved a drug called victoza. when combined with a healthy diet and exercise the once daily injection can help to keep blood sugar levels under control. the drug maker expects to have it available here within a few weeks. after declining for a decade the nation's teen pregnancy rate rose for the first time in 2006. a report finds overall teen pregnancy rates jumped 3% with a 4% increase in the rate of births and 1% increase in the
rate of abortions. some blame it on sex education programs that only promote abstinence and not contraceptive use. nutrition experts for better home and gardens say there are foods we can use to boost energy levels. they say pears, apples are high in natural sugar and green and white teas aid in concentration. just don't go overboard since they are caffeinated anded a avocado to your sandwich. it satisfies midday hunger without slowing you down. the hoyas try to topple a top five opponent but wizards player javaris crittenton admits his role in the gun play incident to a judge. more on that coming up in sports. let's see who's celebrating a birthday today -- )
georgetown paid a visit to syracuse last night and not so much the carrier dome is a tough place to play but for the hoyas it is impossible to win. they have lost five straight in the carrier dome. it appeared the slump was over but the hoyas open on a 14 of run but syracuse fights back with strong play. the layup gives hughs a three- point lead. after the half, syracuse poured it on. the baseline, dunk and a foul over monroe. 73-56. hoyas fall to 6-3 in conference play. howard is taking on cookman. the three from up top. howard wins 67-64 and improve to 6-15 overall. since the wizards infamous
locker room altercation involving guns javaris crittenton has kept quiet. today in a dc courtroom he had something very important to say, guilty. javaris crittenton pled guilty to a possession of an unregistered firearm. they will drop the second charge of carrying a pistol without a license. he said he brought it because he thought arenas was going to harm him. he was sentenced to unsupervised probation and a fine. the wizards released this statement -- the wizards host the lakers on monday, the defending nba champs got in town early for an important meeting with the president. part of the pomp an circumstance that comes with winning the title. when the lakers tip tonight at 7:00 with will be life from the
verizon center. until then have a great day. stores make changes to accommodate more frugal shoppers. that story is coming up. plus, barack obama calls for a spending freeze ahead of the state of the union. and we will head back to the scene of the breaking news. a metro accident that killed two workers on the red line. traveling 50 westbound on the bay bridge past 197 toward bowie. no complaints at this time. we will have more traffic and howard has the forecast when 9 news now returns. stay with us.
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and sometimes need our help. chris: thanks, joe, and thanks to citgo and the people of venezuela. hi, i'm joe kennedy from citizens energy, your nonprofit oil company. if you need help staying warm this winter, give us a call at... because no one should be left out in the cold. breaking news this morning. two metro workers are dead after an accident on the red line tracks. welcome back to 9 news now. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us this tuesday morning. angie goff will have the traffic in just a moment including what it will mean for red line commuters because of the accident but we start with howard's forecast. >> a lot quieter than yesterday. we don't have the rain and
winds and the damage with the trees down. just cooler temperatures and a breeze. the storm system that hit us yesterday is out to sea. you can see the line of clouds from november score shah south ward. and behind it in the colder air you see the blue, the snow showers, ohio valley, western pennsylvania and west virginia and western maryland, as well. around here, clear to partly cloudy. we are at 41. in the 20s in pittsburgh and columbus 30s. we have a lot of 30s in the suburbs this morning. a mix of sun and clouds today. breezy at times with highs generally in the middle 40s. it's 52 t. almost 5:30. angie, take it away. >> my pleasure. thank you very much. we come to you live from the wheaton area. this is a situation that carried over from yesterday. georgia avenue, you will lose one lane in both directions because crews obviously are still on the scene trying to fix, trying to work this
manhole explosion from yesterday that really caused a lot of headaches for commuters all day long. moving in to income, inbound new york avenue, we are moving well around the bladensburg area but volume is starting to pick up. we will take you outside to 66 eastbound. that trip out of centreville is looking mighty fine. we are seeing more volume around the route 29 area and finally i want you to know, as andrea mentioned, red line riders take note, there's shuttle service between shady grove and twinbrook because the shady drove and -- grove and rockville stations are closed due to a fatal accident. kristin fisher will have more on that. back to andrea. we are following breaking news out of rockville this morning. an overnight accident killed two metro workers. a piece of maintenance equipment struck the workers. 9 news now digital correspondent kristin fisher is live with more on the latest
metro fatalities. >> reporter: i'm standing a mile north from the rockville metro station on 355 at mannakee street where a full investigation is underway after two workers were killed on the red line tracks behind me. we know they were both adult men. one was 48 years old. the other 68. we do not know their names yet. they are waiting to notify the next of kin. they were working on an outbound section of the red line track when they were struck by a prime mover. it is diesel powered piece of equipment used to move heavy equipment and very routine and used all the time. they were struck by this piece of equipment and the 48-year- old was pronounced dead at the scene. the 68-year-old was take on the the hospital in critical condition where he later died. now, metro county -- montgomery county fire and rescue were the first responders on the scene. they were handling the investigation for some time but it has been turned over to the
ntsb and metro authorities. they are investigating the incident and we are waiting for ntsb to get here. this is certainly going to affect your commute this morning. here's exactly what you need to know if you are going to be using the red line to get to work. metro will be providing free shuttle bus service between the shady grove, rockville and twinbrook metro rail stations. keep in mind there's no red line train service between those stations. so you are going to want to add extra time this morning if you are going to be planning on using the red line to get to work this morning or wherever you are going but again two metro workers are dead. ntsb is heading to the scene to determine exactly what happens here and andrea, let's keep in mind, this brings the total number of metro workers killed on the tracks, since 2005 to 8. before the incident there were six and now it is up to 8. andrea, back to you. >> thank you. in other news, president obama proposes a major spending
freeze ahead of tomorrow's state of the union speech. the president wants to keep most domestic spending at the current levels for the next three years. as part of his budget proposal that must be approved by congress. some other proposals include nearly doubling the child tax credit for families making less than $85,000 a year and expanding credits to help save for retirement and increasing support for families caring for elderly relatives. >> the president is waiting for the economy to turn around and the best thing that can happen for him is that people see he's on the case and working for them. >> meanwhile, top senate democrats are reportedly drafted an $82.5 billion jobs plan. president obama will deliver the state of the union tomorrow night followed by virginia governor bob mcto be -- mcdonnell's response for the republicans. you will have more on 9 news
now at 11:00 and wusa9.com. some plan to go to the u.s. attorneys office to find out if 266 teachers fired last year are under investigation. this comes after school's chance already michelle rhee told fast company, a national business magazine, that she "got rid of teacher thes who had hit children had sex with children and who had missed 78 days of school. " prior to last year's firings, she said the determinations were all budget related. >> this is irresponsibility management 101 and if this is how you treat personnel matter and if you want to broad brush people this questions her management capabilities. >> they say they want to meet with rhee to discuss her comments. however, no meeting has been scheduled. haitian authorities try to move earthquake survivors to temporary relocation camps and they are issuing and peel for 200,000 tents. the canadian government is
hosting an international conference to start to plan haiti's recovery. survivors from the capital of port-au-prince are getting more desperate. some rushed a united nations distribution site yesterday. despite the peacekeepers efforts to keep order by firing rubber bullets and pepper spray. they are urging people to look for shelter outside of the capital. good news about one of the quake survivors. dave and christy picked up their adopted daughter on monday. the adoption was in the process on monday. when the quake hit her orphanage was running out of supplies so her transfer here was sped up. a new train is up and running at dill less. passengers can ride the train to the terminals and concourse in far less time. building this train has takenning ayears and cost $1.5 billion. it replaces the mobile loungers which have been around since dulles opened in 1962.
sure one will end up in the smithsonian, rite? it is time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle is back with changes for the next time you head to the mail. >> we could see some shopping experiences when we head to the mall from now on. stores are altering the way they do business to account for our frugal tastes and budgets. our partners at "usa today" report the changes we are likely to see is a little less selection in stores because retailers continue to keep inventories tight. as for price, expect fewer discounts. instead, starting prices may be more affordable. get ready for better service and education about products and stores will be going green with environmentally friendly renovations. national harbor will celebrate the plan opening of the newest hotel. it is expected to employ 100 workers and generate $50 million in annual economic impact for the region. it will have 250 rooms
including 42 percent suites. it opens next month. time for the money-saving tip of the day. not only would a new fridge look nice in the kitchen it may save you money, too. replacing a 16-year-old refrigerator could save $75 a year on your utility bill. the same rule works for replacing the old washer and drier and other appliances. for more money-saving advice check out my blog the financialista.com. >> 16 years. >> okay. >> all right. >> are you doing the calculations. >> i'm thinking, okay. >> go for it. >> the u.s. supreme court lifts the hold on punishment for a virginia killer. that story is coming up. plus our rains are nothing compared to the storms creating an emergency situation at one of the seven wonders of the world. it is 5:37. here's angie ever traveling eastbound on the toll road on this tuesday past the airport, a nice clean, green commute. what is making news now is
the u.s. supreme court lifted its stay on the execution of paul warner powell. the justices delayed his lethal injection last july to consider hearing an appeal. yesterday the high court refused to hear it. he son death row for killing a 16-year-old and raping her younger sister. the florida woman accused of murdering her two-year-old daughter has pleaded guilty to check fraud charges. casey anthony is awaiting trial in the death of caylee. police found her body buried near her home. an air lift is organized to evacuate foreign tourists in peru. a 60-day state of emergency has been declared in the area. soon your camera won't be
welcome at one of our local museums. details on that coming up. plus, cameras are okay for this one. the national zoo announces a farewell to tai shan. >> after yesterday's preview of springtime. the jackets and gloves and the temperature trend is going down. we will let you know what to expect for the rest of this tuesday. dreams are amazing things.
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some facebook users rack up over 1,000 friends but a i new study finds the human brain can only remember 150 meaningful relationships. researcher say even though some have tons of contacts on social networking sites they only keep in touch with the same number of friends they would in the real world. they say facebook does not help expand the capacity to care about more people no matter how
many you friend. look all you want but no photographs, please. the national archives plans to ban photographs from the main exhibit starting february 24th. the concern is flashing of light and ultraviolet radiation are damaging historic documents including the declaration of independence, the constitution and the bill of rights. copies are available at the archives gift shop if you must have something. the zoo is getting ready to say good-bye to 4-year-old tai shan who leaves for china on february 4th. the zoo representatives will talk about how they care for the pandas every day and there will be a photo gallery and a place for youngsters to make cards that will travel with high shawn. his parents are on a ten year loan which expires in december. >> they are breaking up the family. >> they could be reunited in china because they would go
back to china. >> what, another how many years. >> oh, december. >> they just got here. >> no the parents didn't just get here. >> it feels like they just got here. >> that's the way you keep things going. >> maybe we will get another pair to keep it going. weather wise, it keeps going. yesterday an up day in temperature. down day with the rain and flooding and the trees that fell. today we are quieter and things are going down by the end of the week temperature-wise and may coincide with gulf moisture. andrea loves when i say to make things interesting. 46 today, much more normal if you will. tomorrow 41. thursday 45. a chance of a flurry on thursday. better chance we will see a few snow showers in the mountains. our momslikeme.com bus stop forecast, much cooler and quieter. mix of sun and clouds out there. mid-30s to low 40s. more sunshine south, more clouds north and west.
7:19er the sunrise. this afternoon we will call it partly sunny and breezy. definitely cooler. mid-40s. yesterday we got up to 68 at national. west winds 10 to 15 gusting over 20 at times. partly cloudy and cold tonight, 25 to 30 for the lows. 39 andrews air force base. 37 cambridge. easton at the pax naval air station. martinsburg 35. culpeper 36. dulles and winchester at 38 and quantico is 39. we have 41. the air is really dried out as evidenced by the dew point down to 20. the relative humidity is 42% and a southwesterly wind at nine miles an hour. a little snow in the northern rockies and a lot of snow is now flying an the lakes through the ohio valley. colder air coming in gets lifted by the appalachians and there you go. you have the snow showers moving in to west virginia across pennsylvania some of that in to garrett county.
we will watch that pile again in our ski areas. west and northwest winds and southwest this morning behind the front as the colder air moves in. the real cold is waiting to the north. in fact, by wednesday afternoon we have another front we will watch. behind that much colder air. moisture building in the gulf coast will head this way. and by friday in to saturday, that's when we have to watch out. signs are indicating there could be something going on toward the end of the week in a wintry way. the seven-day forecast looks like this. 46 today. 41 tomorrow. maybe a flurry or snow shower on thursday. colder air on friday, saturday and sunday with potential snow on friday in to saturday. more on that over the next couple of days. right now more on traffic with angie goff. we have a traffic alert to tell you about. this just in. southbound 295 at eastern avenue. that's where we have new crash activity. it is taking away all lanes. woking on getting you an alternate right now but we know you can get by using the service road but as time goes
on the volume will pick up. show you the live shot here at georgia avenue and plyers mill road. a manhole blew up yesterday. as a result drivers are losing one lane in both directions. on the outer loop in maryland, a live shot here between new hampshire and georgia. you are doing fine. starting to pick up a little volume but no major delays. going to the maps, route 4, route 5 and crane highway this morning really looking nice. 395 northbound in virginia volume is picking up past the duke street area and before that 95 northbound in virginia looks like we are slow from the prince william parkway to route 123. andrea? >> a new movie is raising awareness about a condition that many have never heard of. extraordinary measures looks at one family's story dealing with pompeii disease. anita brickman has more. >> reporter: frank knew something was wrong when he struggled going up the steps. >> i had a breathing problem.
and the breathing problem led to a hard time going up the stairs. >> when doctors told him he had pompeii disease two years ago he didn't know what it was. it attacks the muscles making it hard to move and breathe. >> can't sit around and wait for my kids to die. >> reporter: the new movie is putting the disease in the spotlight. it is about a father's search for a treatment after two of his children are diagnosed with pompeii. his crusade led to the fist drug treatment, an enzyme the body needs. >> it is a natural protein the patients don't make enough of and are given as a supplement. >> reporter: frank is going for treatment every two weeks but he still has a tough time climbing stair and can't play sports. >> the last two years i have made tremendous improvements and it's looking good. >> reporter: for 9 news now and u.s. wusa9.com. >> the enzyme treatment takes
four hours and is given through an iv. thanks to the discovery, what was once almost always a terminal illness can now be treated as a chronic one. to find out more about pompeii disease go to our website at wusa9.com. click on living well. two popular reality shows will be on the air, at least one more season. that story is coming up. plus, we found a burger joint that says have it your way to an entirely different level. this morning in the examiner, authorities are looking for a manassas bank robber get their break while investigating a different crime. a dc city council panel loses deposition testimony. and a development company sues metro for more than $160 million over a stalled project at the again belt station. read these story and more in the examiner. ♪
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own jet in haiti carrying relief supply and a team carrying scientology ministers. they flew on monday with four tons of ready to eat military ration and medical supplies for earthquake victims. cbs renews two popular reality tv shows for the fall of 2010 to spring 2011 season. "survivor" the longest running reality tv show and the award winning amazing race both are new season premiers next month here on wusa9.com. -- wusa 9. in the metro mix minute, the scene with sammy k takes us to a hot spot in adams morgan. >> we have a sneak peek for you guys right here ♪ [ music ] sammy hit up a hot spot in the district and said it is not the typical club scene. the atmosphere has a laid back and he says the best part is
the food by hawaiian chef. the district is located at 2473 18th street in dc. to see his report and more on the launch party visit metromix.com. a new documentary highlights an issue that tops the fashion world. a special event is being hosted by the greater washington fashion chamber of commerce. eric is a on the right. she saw the screening of the hbo documentary. the film is talking about the decline of the fashion district and the fact only 9% of the clothing made in america come is made from the u.s. they say we have to educate consumers
about the value of made in the usa. what events do you want to share on the air? send them over to me and visit oh my goff.tv and click on angie's army and you can submit your pictures today. burgers, they are a staple of american quiz seen but the patty on a bun has evolved to an array of endless possibilities at a new restaurant in carlsbad, california. when it comes to order a burger in carlsbad about it is about choices, a lot of choices guilty. >> it is 312,000. some beg to differ but we did the math and around 312,000 in combination. >> here's a tutorial from the owner tom u. >> basically you start with the protein. >> available in a third, one half or one pound patty and then on to the cheeses and we have ten cheeses and 28
toppings from dried cranberries to spicy peppers to sprouts and sauces, 18 sauces that we make and then choose your bun. >> pick the cheeses, toppings and the sauces right here. >> reporter: just mark your menu and voice your choice. >> i'm voting straight republican right here. >> all of these possibilities on a bun are available with french fries and sweet potato fries and all can be washed down with hand spun milk shakes. >> no cheating off the guy next to you. keep your eyes on your own paper. >> we decided to randomly roll around the counter and put our own burger together. >> start with beef spiescy pepperercihin. >> this is your beef danish blue cheese, jalapeno, roasted red peppers, spicy
pepperercinis, chip pollty and a hamburger bun. the counter offers tons of fun on a bun. a burger factory. >> delicious. yummy. >> where have it your way takes on a new meaning. >> i'll take one like the reporter. what a great assignment. >> probably warmer than it will be here in the next couple of days. >> colder air is moving in and that could make things messy by the end of the week. but this morning we are watching a couple of snow flurries. edward in the chat room here at wusa with me telling me there are flurries in martinsburg and charles down. this is the edge of it. as we look at the weather computer you will see much of the activity, pennsylvania, ohio, some of it in to northern west virginia just sneaking in to the martinsburg area this morning. temperatures in the low 40s a lot of 30s north and west and 20s in the mountains with wind chills running 20s to mid-30s